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Comparative efficacy of minimally invasive surgery for posterior lumbar fusion

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparative outcomes of minimally invasive surgery for posterior lumbar fusion: a systematic review

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jun;472(6):1727-37. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3465-5.

Contributing Authors: CL Goldstein K Macwan K Sundararajan YR Rampersaud

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26 studies were included in this systematic review (1 RCT, 11 prospective comparative cohort studies, 14 retrospective comparative cohort studies) comparing the surgical outcomes, clinical outcomes, and complication rates between minimally invasive surgery (MIS), and open transforanimal or posterior lumbar interbody fusion (Open) (856 patients in the MIS group and 806 patients in the Open group). ...

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